Weoley Castle Ruins

Barbican Research Associates, 2011

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Jane McArdle / Irene de Boo
Curator Managers, Blakesley Hall, Sarehole Mill and Weoley Castle
Blakesley Hall
Blakesley Road
B25 8RN

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Barbican Research Associates (2011) Weoley Castle Ruins [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor] https://doi.org/10.5284/1011889

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Image of Medieval Floor Tile

Weoley Castle is a fortified, medieval manor-house situated four miles to the southwest of Birmingham city centre in the historic county of Worcestershire (National Grid Reference SP 02158275). The site entered into the ownership of Birmingham City Council in c.1930 and thereafter two campaigns of archaeological excavation were undertaken; between 1932 and 1940 and 1955 and 1962. More recently the site has been subject to an ambitious initiative, 'The Weoley Castle Development Project', joint funded by Birmingham City Council, The National Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage.

The aims of the project were to consolidate the surviving masonry, to increase community understanding of and involvement with the monument and to re-assess the finds collection and surviving archaeological archive. The following reports form the third strand of the initiative, 'An Archaeological Overview of Weoley Castle, Birmingham'. The project was undertaken by Barbican Research Associates, managed by Stephanie Rátkai and monitored by Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery and was submitted in final form in August 2011, consisting of a series of reports on the archaeological archive, the ceramic finds and the small (portable) finds etc. It is intended that the reports will form the basis for a synthesised monograph publication intended to bring knowledge of this important monument and the results of its past excavations to a wider audience.

Any enquiries regarding the archive should be directed to either the Primary Contact, or:
Birmingham City Archaeologist
Alpha Tower,
PO Box 28,
Suffolk Street,
Birmingham, B1 1TU,